New routes for Lanzarote in bid to diversify from British dependency
Lanzarote is to improve its winter connectivity with Germany and France.
Of particular note are the new routes from the airports of Frankfurt Main and Paris-Charles de Gaulle, operated by Ryanair and easyJet respectively.
Volotea, an airline that operates with small and medium-sized European cities, will open for the first time a link with Lanzarote from Nantes, the largest metropolitan area of western France.
“This is good news as these are two solid European markets in which we are working intensively to reduce dependence on British tou-rism,” says Tourism Minister Echedey Eugene.
Germany and France are both considered strategic targets.
Ryanair was due to start its Frankfurt link next season but has advanced its plan and the service is already operating with two weekly frequencies, on Wednesdays and Sundays, until March 23 of 2018.
For its part, easyJet will start the route from Paris-Charles de Gaulle from October 31st to March 24th next year, also with two weekly frequencies, on Tuesdays and Saturdays.
The Volotea service to Nantes will make its first journey on November 1st, 2017 and will have a weekly frequency every Tuesday until March 17th, 2018.
The German airline will also start operating on Tuesdays, once a week, from Berlin-Tegel on November 7th.
Volotea is considered the airline of the alternative destinations that operates with small and medium cities of Europe and their new Lanzarote services are regarded as a big vote of confidence in the island.
Austrian low-cost airline Niki (formerly Air Berlin subsidiary) wil also use its own planes to fly from November to Berlin-Tegel, Colonia/Bonn; Düsseldorf; Hamburgo and Munich and will also maintain the flight from Zurich (Switzerland) that already operated last winter.